That’s Happy Endings‘ Eliza Coupe pondering the moral dilemma at the center of Wednesday’s holiday-centric installment (ABC, 9:30/8:30c), which finds poor, neurotic Jane mistakenly handing out her hubby Brad’s hard-earned Turks and Caicos vacation fund to the housekeeper as a bonus.
The result: hilarity.
“Oh god, it’s crazy,” Coupe tells TVLine. “It would make way too much sense to admit that you’ve made a mistake — that’s something Jane would never do.” The alternative? “She gets into some real smart thieving tactics — there is some Christmas-themed stealing involved this week.”
Alas, Brad and Jane don’t make it on their tropical holiday, but the group does their best to bring paradise to Chicago. “Of course — like with any group of friends — we end up with an apartment filled with sand,” she teases. “I mean, who doesn’t decide to throw a beach party inside in the middle of winter?”
Full disclosure: Coupe says the faux-getaway “is actually for Dave,” but in the end they all decide to turn it into a “two-in-one deal.”
Brad and Jane’s holiday hijinks will carry into next year with a wacky Valentine’s Day installment. “We just finished shooting that episode and it was insane,” Coupe tells us. “It’s going to be a great, great one. Really cute. Jane actually gets to be the straight person [this time] to Brad’s insanity.
“Damon does a scene that I would have to say, hands down, is the best scene we’ve ever shot — and I’m not even in it!” she continues with a laugh. “It’s one of the most brilliant things I’ve ever seen, and Damon Wayans Jr. should be nominated for an Emmy. Brilliant.”